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Halloween night. you are a guest at a very exclusive party: the annual Costume Ball at Ashcroft Farm. You are mingling with society's blue bloods and power brokers, sampling caviar and champagne, and enjoying the fine orchestra and the outlandish costumes. Quite a treat for a newspaper reporter like you -- until someone plays a nasty trick on you. You're framed for a murder you didn't commit. You'll have a hard time convincing the police of your innocence. You'll have to figure out who did commit the heinous crime, and why. You'll need irrefutable proof. The murderer is no doubt watching your every move. But you have only a few hours to escape the trap that's been laid for you.

The murderer is in your midst, laughing behind your back.


Title Suspect
Author Dave Lebling
Difficulty Advanced
Product Code IM3

Game Statistics

Rooms 57
Words 674
Objects 43
Opcodes 10737

Packaging Details

Suspect came in the standard box format which consisted of a grey box with coloured horizontal stripes. It contained "Murder and Modern Manners" by Jane Darling Worthington, an invitation to Veronica's Halloween Ball, a note from the editor of "The Washington Representative" newspaper, a page from "The Maryland Countryside" magazine, William Cochrane's business card (with a message to Veronica) and a receipt from "Costumes Unlimited".

The release of the Classic Mystery Library included The Witness, Suspect, and Moonmist each in their own standard box. The boxes were contained in a specially designed trilogy slipcase.

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